My wee yarn shop (minus the adventurous skeins that have already flown out of here)
I want to say a heart-felt thank-you to all of you who have supported me in so many ways during this past week. I couldn't have done it without you.
One week ago today I posted a few hand-dyed yarns. I did this because so many of you here in comments, and by email, encouraged me to give it a go. Well it was a go alright. In the space of a week, I produced over thirty skeins of yarn, and sold fifteen of those, with a few outstanding custom orders yet to fill.
I have received the kindest comments and emails from bloggers, visitors, and clients alike, and it has been a pleasure to serve those of you who have shopped here. I hope you enjoy your new yarns as much as I enjoyed the magic of making them colorful.
I am feeling organized now. I have sorted my stash and my inventory purchases (yet to be painted and loved). I have an efficient system of packaging and mailing. I've found some wonderful sources of yarn supplies, and the swift has been a true blessing. Doug is handling the official end of things, and my daughter Hayley has been working as my employee, winding balls of yarn into skeins and earning spending money for herself.
So, I think it's time for a little blog-reader and client appreciation. I am going to draw for two prizes on April 9th, which will be the one-month anniversary of my shop.
Prize #1 will be for clients who have shopped here between Friday March 9 and Sunday April 8. For every ten dollars of yarn you have purchased, you will be entered into the draw. Those of you who have already shopped, have already been entered. The prize will be a quality item or items from my (considerable) stash and a $15.00 credit towards any purchase from my boutique de yarn. I will have Hayley draw a name on March 9 and will email you to ask permission to post your first name. We can agree on a code name if you'd rather remain private.
Prize #2 will be for anyone who stops by and leaves a comment between now and April 8. I appreciate you all, whether you shop here or not. The prize will be a surprise goodie chosen from my shop and sent to you free of charge. Hayley will draw for your prize and I will post your blog comment name. You can email me your contact address and colour preferences if you win.
Whee! Isn't this fun?